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Academy Hostel

Via Ricasoli 9, 50122 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #12 of 208 Specialty lodging in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hostel was great for a two night stay in Florence. Great location - just down the street from the Duomo and very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was included in the price which was nice, but the free evening drink with appetiser (which could constitute a light dinner) was a highlight. A chance to meet some fellow travellers and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved staying here, perfect location and as a solo traveller I found it really easy to meet people here as every night at 6 I eh they have free wine and nibbles so I got meet some fantastic people. The staff had a lot of knowledge and great insider info. The hostel itself is located really close to the duomo... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is in the city center. From my window one could even see the Duomo at 100 meters!!! Amazing staff that helps you in anything you need. I asked for them to print something for me and they did it for free although it wasn't supposed to be so. The price is a little bit high for european standards... More

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in predominantly hostels throughout my month long trip, and when being shown to my dorm was pleasantly surprised that this hostel had single beds separated by dividers rather than bunk-beds, for a change! There are lockers in each of the rooms, with the lock provided at no charge. Clean, modern shared bathrooms, free breakfast and also free nibbles... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really can't add much here that has not been said before. Staff were very friendly, we never heard any of the young travelers make any noise. We had some AC issues that the staff worked very hard at resolving. We walked every where's. For the price I don't think this can be beat, just realize this is not a 4... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Pros: Fantastic location - basically right next to the Duomo. Extremely clean Lots of space! Free breakfast and OK wifi Best thing: The other people in the hostel were of the non-in-your-face sort who just did their own thing and didn't keep you up all hours with their partying. Cat motifs on the walls. Cons: Bed was not very comfortable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Academy Hostel is the place to stay in Florence. The rooms are spotless, and it's nice to not stay in bunks for once. Breakfast is wonderful and included. The staff is friendly and exceptionally helpful. And being a block away from the Duomo is unbeatable. My friends and I had an incredible experience here! The only thing I might add... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were very happy with Academy. Very laid back environment, very helpful staff, a nice snack area and a quiet patio. Great location near the Duomo and only a 10 minute walk from the train station. Great value - I would stay here again.

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New York City, New York
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13 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Everything about this hostel was great. The staff was extremely helpful, funny, and cheerful. The place is really relaxed and makes you feel at home. Location could not be better. Two minute walk down the street to the duomo so you're very centrally located. The rooms are clean and you get a locker to put your things in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

An absolutely fantastic experience. Stayed there for 8 nights, and was more than comfortable. It is in the best location (30 secons from the Duomo, 15 minute walk to the train station - with 3 pieces of luggage!), breakfast was decent, the wifi was unfailing and the staff were super friendly and helpful (and funny too!). The snacks and wine... More

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Address: Via Ricasoli 9, 50122 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
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This discreet, smart new hostel is at the most central location in Florence, beside the Duomo on the start of the street that leads to the Museum dell'Accademia (Academy Gallery where Michelangelo's David is housed). The hostel is an early 17th Century Palace, a gem of sober architecture and refined atmosphere.Academy Hostel Florence are the ideal venue for a vacation in Florence. The rooms feature elegant and welcoming interiors, wenge essential-design furniture, and the best amenities offered by Hostel Florence Academy. he entrance lounge room of Hostel are a combination of elegance and style where art and design contribute to the guests tailor-made experience of good taste. ... more   less 
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